…the big Other is not some kind of substantial Master who secretly pulls the strings but a stumbling malfunctioning machinery.
Michael Leong's most recent books are Words on Edge, Contested Records: The Turn to Documents in Contemporary North American Poetry, and Sky-Quake: Tremor of Heaven, a co-translation, with Ignacio Infante, of Vicente Huidobro’s operatic long poem. He is Robert P. Hubbard Assistant Professor of Poetry at Kenyon College.
2 thoughts on “from Slavoj Žižek’s Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism (Verso, 2014)”
Exactly! that’s the big Other that runs my speculative fictional world of Subterranea. Love Zizek. Got a few of his fat tomes glaring at me from the top of the book shelf.
Great! Žižek has a knack of cutting to the chase in ways that are provocative and sometimes hilarious.